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On January 20th, the ISET Policy Institute presented the final results of its regulatory impact assessment (RIA) regarding the draft methodology of irrigation/drainage tariffs. The goal of the workshop was to present and receive feedback from major stakeholders on final results of the RIA. The effort of different research centers of ISET Policy Institute have also contributed to the study since mid-November 2015.
The RIA offers the initiative an independent economic analysis of different methodological options for setting amelioration tariffs around the country. At this stage amelioration sector operates with tariffs set under the interim decree of Georgian National Energy and Water Supply Regulatory Commission (GNERC). The Commission sets fixed tariffs per hectare for major irrigation/drainage service provider in the country, state owned, Ltd. Georgian Amelioration.

On December 29, 2015 APRC representatives attended a presentation of the strategy on Food Security (FS) prepared by the working group on food security chaired by the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) with the support of OXFAM.
The main goal of the meeting was to present recommendations on FS Strategy of Georgia. The document resented at the meeting addressed the main dimensions of FS particularly focusing on “Availability” and “Access” dimensions. It included recommendations to develop FS law or program, support of domestic food production with the aim of import substitution and the resolution of land utilization issues. The document also included section about strategy development and implementation. Coordination among local and foreign stakeholders involved in FS as well as issues related to statistics and human resources were also discussed the presentation.

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